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Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

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"I often serve my family these warm cheese biscuits with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs," shares Colleen Horudko of Warman, Saskatchewan. "They freeze well, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 118 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in cheese and shortening until crumbly. Add buttermilk; stir until just moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 16 biscuits.
Originally published as Cheddar Biscuits in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"These biscuits are wonderful and so quick to make. I have made them several times and prepare the dough in the food processor. They always turn out light and fluffy. I substitute butter for the shortening, as I do not like shortening."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"My husband raved over these biscuits. They were yummy and easy to make since I made them as drop biscuits."

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